Liverpool are one of the biggest teams in world football. In recent seasons Jürgen Klopp has taken the club back to its former glories, lifting the Champions League, Club World Cup and Premier League over the span of a year and a bit. As such, many players see Anfield as their ultimate ambition. Shakhtar Donetsk winger Tete has admitted he wants to play for Liverpool in the future.
Who is Tete?
20-year-old Mateus Cardoso Lemos Martins, more commonly known as Tete, plays as a winger for Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Brazilian joined the Eastern European side in 2019, arriving from the fabled academy of South American side Gremio – the same side Lucas Leiva arrived at Liverpool from.
Since joining the Ukrainian side the winger has netted 12 goals in 49 games.
This term the wide man has bagged one goal and four assists. He recently scored and assisted in his side’s 3-2 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.
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Tete on Liverpool ambition
Speaking to DAZN, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo, Tete recently admitted Liverpool is a dream of his, along with a few other sides.
The Brazilian wants to make it at the very top and that would mean a move to an elite European side. The winger said:
“I always want to make bigger leaps. It’s normal to dream from a young age to play for big teams and with me it’s no different.
“I always dream of playing for Liverpool, Manchester United, Barcelona, as I mentioned.”
What RTK has to say
The lad may not be far off with his ambition, if he continues to put in impressive performances in the Champions League then he’ll catch the eye of sides across Europe.
We can’t pretend we’ve seen much of him apart from his sterling display against Zinedine Zidane’s side but a goal and an assist against Madrid is no mean feat.
Liverpool don’t need him right now but it’s good to know that if he continues to progress then he’d love a switch to Merseyside.